Friday, May 24, 2013

A Rainbow of Fun with Jess Larsen!

Hi Bloggers! Happy FRIDAY to you!!!! This has been a whirlwind week, so what a fabulous way to end it with this very cheery content!

The lovely and talented Jess Larsen provided us with 3 fabulous cards with brief descriptions on how to make your own version! Don't forget to check out the video below, too!!

From the artist:
Don't get me wrong, I love gems, sequins and enamel dots as much as the next crafty girl, but sometimes, I've got to keep it simple. One layer cards are quick, easy and can pack a surprising amount of punch. No embellishments needed! Today, I decided to make a trio of soft rainbow cards using an assortment of Hero Arts Shadow Inks, as well as some all new stamps from the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Catalog.
The "Hello" card was tedious, but well worth it!  I took the two arrow stamps from the Time set and stamped them in a diagonal pattern using the same rainbow inks. The most time consuming part was cleaning off the arrows in between each inking, but the result is so cool and something that would be difficult to achieve with a background stamp! I love taking the small, unassuming stamps from a set and challenging myself to use them as a focal point on a card. It helps me stretch my sets and makes me think outside the box!

 
For the "Be Yourself" card, I took an assortment of brush stroke stamps from the Notebook Essentials set, as well as the Brush Strokes set. I arranged them on my block in different ways to create a unique look using just three stamps. I also got to try out my new favorite rainbow combination. In "rainbow order" the Shadow Inks I used were Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Green Hills, Tide Pool and Passion Flower. These inks yield a very soft, pretty effect.

 
The last card was my favorite out of the bunch, and definitely the easiest to create. I took the thin chevron image from the Notebook Essentials set and continued my rainbow stamping theme. I layered the "Wish Big" sentiment over the chevrons using Versafine Onyx Black ink. This ink works great layered over other inks because it never bleeds and is very opaque. 
Thanks so much for having my on the Simon blog today!  See you soon!

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105 comments:

  1. Always loves to see Jess' clean & simple cards.

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  2. Love the bright, simple graphics of these stamps. The cards look great!

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  3. Great ideas! I love simple cards that still have such an impact.

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  4. Love all the Hero Arts stamps used! Wonderful cards!

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  5. All of them are beautiful cards, but I must admit, the first one is my favorit thoug. Don´t know why, but these arrows just talks to me somehow he he. Have a great week-end now everyone.

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  6. Jess your ARROWS are as perfect as can be!
    I REALLY like a One layer card!

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  7. What fun rainbow cards! I think the arrow one is my favorite. :)

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  8. I just love those Hero Arts inks - and the stamps from the new collection are so trendy and fun. Love all the CAS cards, Jess.

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  9. I love each of these wonderful cards. I always get caught up in layering and using patterned paper, and forget how pretty just plain stamping can be!

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  10. These are all great cards! Wonderful use of inks and small images.

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  11. beautiful cards and lovely fresh colours!!

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  12. These maybe simple but Love the use of color/design

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  13. Simplicity at it's best, gorgeous cards!!!

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  14. fabulous cards...loving all the bright fun colors..

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  15. These are "simply" fantastic and give a whole new way of looking at the stamps! The colors are fabulous too!!!!

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  16. What great cards and fun ways to play with ink.

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  17. loving these card, really neeed these stamps :) :) ♥

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  18. I LOVE these colors! So vibrant--they make me happy! :)

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  19. awesome ranibow color. love the arrows.

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  20. Fabulous cards! Love the CAS look.
    Lynn

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  21. Love how you did the cards all with the same inks, they are all so pretty.

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  22. The arrows are unbelievable!! Gorgeous cards

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  23. These inks are wonderful.
    Luky me I've 12 colors thanks to a birthday present from a friend!!!

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  24. Love your cards. Especially the brush strokes.

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  25. Great!! So little materials and yet so beautiful cards!!
    xxx Marianne

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  26. Gotta love it! How fun to get one of these cards in the mail!

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  27. How fun and colorful! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  29. These are all totally fabulous! Love the CAS look!!

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  30. These are super fun cards, thanks for sharing with us.

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  31. This is so much fun! I love all of the colors!

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  33. i love this style - simple and beautiful!

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  34. Gorgeous! Love rainbow cards :)

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  35. Love the rainbow effects - especially the chevron one

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  36. awesome!! loved the video!! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous memorial day weekend!! =)

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  37. These are such
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  38. Beautiful cards. I love a CAS card and the colours are gorgeous

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  39. Awesome cards!! I love those ink colors too. I think the brushstrokes set has to be my most favorite set! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  40. These cards are just my style. So cute!

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  41. Lovely, bright, happy cards! TFS! I'm really loving that brush strokes stamp, I may just have to get that!

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  42. What fun cards! I love the colors.

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  43. FUN .... wish list just got bigger!
    Sandra ltb

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  44. Love these rainbow colored cards!

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  45. Notebook Essentials is definitely high on my wish list! Great cards, thanks!

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  46. Just love the use of color on all of these! tfs!!

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  47. I just love the rainbow of colors on these trendy cards! SO pretty!

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  48. Great cards. Absolutely in love with the new Hero Arts stamps.

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  50. What awesome cards. I can't wait to try something similar.

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  51. Great cards! Thanks for the ideas. ;-)

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  52. Thanks for sharing. The "be yourself" is my favourite.

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  54. Great cards! Love the stamps. Thank you

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  55. Such a simple approach but yet a bold statement

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  56. I love your colors Jess. I need to use my colored inks more and your video is great inspiration! Thanks!

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  57. I love those cards. Especially the arrow card.

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  59. Wow, love these...especially the arrow card!

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  60. Beautiful colourful cards. TFS :)

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  61. Just love these cards, Jess! I really love that the brush strokes stamps can be curved to create strokes at any angle and in any direction.

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  62. Those are great cards---love the simplicity of them!

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  63. Adorable cards...I would NOT have the patience for the arrow one but do love the results! ~God bless~

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  64. Wow I love them all. So colorful. The brushstroke is really cool. Thanks so much for sharing! Great job!

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  65. I SUPER LOVE that you used pastels instead of brights! Gotta get me a tomato ink pad!

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  66. LOVE these cards!!! I love how fast and simple they are and how much of an impact they have. Great job!

    Hugs,
    Jo
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  67. Great trio of cards Jess! I applaud your stamina!!!

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  68. Gorgeous one and all! Fabulous color and fun designs!

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  69. The notebook essentials sets looks so fun and fresh.

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  70. Love the clean look and the soft colors.

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  71. Love all the cards, beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  72. Love all the colors on your cards.

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  73. I am teaching myself how to do CAS and these cards are inspiring as well as totally gorgeous, thanks so much, SSS I love following and gradually buying my way thru my wish list.

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  74. Hero Arts (and Jess) continue to amaze me. The brushstrokes card and the chevron card fit right in with my style. The arrow one is lovely, and I thank Jess for warning it was a time-consuming process. I look for Clean and Simple, not just Clean. ;-) Loved 'em all!

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  75. These card are out of this world fantastic! The simplicity created with the new Hero Arts stamps are fabulous!

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  76. I grew up in a very beige-grey-black-white house, so now I crave COLOR! Rainbow creations are my favorite - seeing those bright colors all together on the same card or project just makes me happy!

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  77. Great cards! Thank you for the video! I love the simplicity of one layer cards. These inks look fantastic together, they are going on my wish list!

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  78. I am in love with rainbows right now. My toddler might have an effect on my tastes. But love these and thanks for the video.

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  79. Fantastic cards, love these inks, beautiful colours :) Cathy x

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  80. Such fun cards! Love the paint swatches most!

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  81. Great one layer cards. Amazinf

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  82. I like how simple these are. Something to keep in mind for myself...

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  83. Great cards, Jess. The brush strokes and the chevron are easy enough to re-create. Thanks!

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  84. love the colors used in these projects! :)

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  85. great cards. I love the be yourself one the best :)

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  86. i;m glad you showed us how to do the diagonal arrows. i recently purchased a little arrow set. what a great idea. thanks.

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  87. Lovely!! M yfavorite is the second one, love rainbow cards!! :)

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  88. Love the various rainbow looks.

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  89. Love all the cards...the rainbow colors are fantastic!

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